CONDITIONS SCORECARD

Fishing Mortality Rate

Methods

Data Req.

Rate your response to the following question, and your level of certainty, using the indicators below and the methods to the left.

QUESTION

What is the level of fishing pressure relative to levels estimated to achieve the abundance/biomass targets described in the previous section (Status of Marine Resource)?

INDICATORS

  • F/FMSY

  • Declining CPUE

  • Declining fish size

  • Other proxies

​INTERVIEW QUESTIONS

  • Have the fishing areas changed in recent years?

  • Have fishers had to go out farther, or have the areas where they find the fish moved?

  • Have the fish they’re catching gotten smaller on average, or are they fishing harder but catching the same number or fewer? 

  • More...

RESPONSE

CERTAINTY

F <= Fmsy (or other proxy)

Fmsy < F < 125% Fmsy (or other proxy)

F > 125% Fmsy (or other proxy)

High

Medium

Low

TRADITIONAL STOCK ASSESSMENT

  • Check with the management authority or scientific body for existing assessments

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